Former French international of Senegal roots Jean Pierre Adams has passed on after nearly 40 years in a coma aged 73.
Following a ligament rupture injury, Adams was hospitalised for surgery on 17 March 1982 at Édouard Herriot Hospital in Lyon.
After an error made by his anesthesiologist, the former PSG player suffered a bronchospasm which starved his brain of oxygen and he slipped into a coma.
In the mid 1990s, when a court of law adjudicated on the case, both the anaesthetist and trainee were given one-month suspended sentences and fines that translated to a $815 fine.
His wife continued to tend to his needs, refusing to consider euthanasia.
Adams died on Monday in Nîmes at the age of 73, after being in a coma for nearly 40 years.